Drawing a Piano

  1. From left to right, draw 9 parallel vertical lines.

    The smartpen screen shows a blinking line to indicate which line you should draw next.

  2. Connect the 9 parallel lines with horizontal lines at the top and bottom.

  3. Write the letter “i” and double-tap near it. This is your instrument button.
  4. Tap the “i” button repeatedly to select one of the seven instruments: Grand Piano, Vibraphone, Kalimba, Steel Drum, Fiddle, Flute, or Celeste.
  5. Tap on your keyboard when the first letter of the instrument you want to play is displayed on the smartpen screen.

  6. Write the letter “r” and double-tap near it. This is your rhythm tracks button.
  7. Tap the “r” button repeatedly to scroll through the five rhythm track options.

  8. Next, add sharps and flats to your piano keyboard.
  9. After setting the instrument and rhythm buttons, tap left on the Nav Plus.

    The smartpen shows Rhythms OFF.

  10. Tap down to reach Add Sharps & Flats.

  11. Tap right to activate Add Sharps & Flats.
  12. The smartpen shows blinking rectangles on your piano. Draw rectangles after the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th piano key lines, as in the display.

  13. Play your piano by tapping its keys on the paper. Tap the instrument and rhythm buttons to change their values.

    A stylus is available for purchase from the Livescribe web store.  You can use the stylus on your piano, rather than the ink cartridge. This keeps the paper free and clear of ink marks.